I'm not sure if I am happy or not to see the spring return of the street sweepers to our neighborhood. On one hand, anything that makes this place cleaner is great to see. But when the sweeper goes down streets lined with parked cars it really doesn't accomplish much of anything. Even if we don't want to have parking restrictions to let the sweepers get to the curb where all the trash accumulates, there must be a better way. Elsewhere in Boston, people do manage with bi-monthly no parking. There is even an online service from Boston.com that sends email reminders to help people remember when to move cars to avoid tickets - http://bostonsweeper.boston.com/.
Posted by Harry Mattison on 4/24/2007 09:55:00 AM